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'Most Earth-like planet yet' found

BBC Science and nature - 1 hour 33 min ago
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.

EU green light for UK carbon project

BBC Science and nature - 3 hours 26 min ago
A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.

New London Zoo cubs in 'rude health'

BBC Science and nature - 7 hours 22 min ago
Six months after a rare tiger cub died, London Zoo's new triplet cubs have been given a clean bill of health.

Artists have unique brain structure

BBC Science and nature - 10 hours 2 min ago
Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.

Female osprey returns to Lakes nest

BBC Science and nature - 16 hours 57 min ago
A female osprey which produced two chicks last year returns to the same nest in the Lake District.

Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed

BBC Science and nature - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:44
Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.

EU approves alien species blacklist

BBC Science and nature - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:47
The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.

Cameras capture first osprey egg

BBC Science and nature - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:44
CCTV cameras capture the first osprey egg of the season to be laid at a reserve in the south west of Scotland.

EU Sentinel returns first images

BBC Science and nature - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:23
The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project.

VIDEO: The end of the beard is nigh

BBC Science and nature - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:05
The end of the beard is nigh - not according to fashion stylists, but to evolutionary biologists.

Beard trend 'guided by evolution'

BBC Science and nature - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:56
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.

Birds choose best building materials

BBC Science and nature - Wed, 2014-04-16 02:55
Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.

Early air points to cold, dry Mars

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-04-15 17:23
Scientists use impact craters to work out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.

Privacy fears over FBI database

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-04-15 15:33
A facial recognition database being built by the FBI could contain over 52m images by 2015 causing concern to privacy campaigners

Double whammy threatens Amazon trees

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-04-15 14:18
The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.
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